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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Good Morning News!

Posted by Alex Zielinski on Thu, May 24, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Worst Bud: Hurricane Bud is whirling at 90 mph towards Mexico's western coast. Locals brace for a rainy, windy hit.

Get on Board: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell chimes in on the gay marriage vote: he's in. "I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones. And they are stable a family as my family is."

Come One, Come All!: Mitt Romney's holding auditions for his running mate. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

How's Ted?: Good 'ol Ted Kaczynski—the unabomber—updates his Harvard class profile just in time for his 50th reunion. His occupation? Prisoner. And awards? Eight life sentences, issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 1998. Bravo!

Mooning: Japan and Russia have cemented plans to set up shop on the moon in the near future. And if Japan's ambitions roll out, it's bringing Domino's.

Kid Stuff: Stephen Colbert's parody of a children's book, "I Am A Pole (And So Can You)"—depicting the life and times of a pole—makes the bestseller list. It's also endorsed by the late Maurice Sendak.

Well That Could Have Gone A Lot Worse: Four injured in a fire aboard a nuclear-powered submarine in Maine.

Not Stepping Down: After a Wednesday filled with unsuccessful bargaining, the Reynolds's teachers strike heads into its fourth day.

Stars' Starts: Here's the third installment of famous actors' first roles. We should have called out Tom Cruise's nuttiness at the start.

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